Carlos Cruz-Diez

I felt like I’d seen Carlos’s work before seeing the first piece below in #surmoderno. A little internet searching turned up some things that… yeah, I’m sure I’ve seen these in popular culture, definitely the ones in Houston. His work focused (he’s no longer with us) on the kinetic energy of color particularly the #moiré effect.


William Tillyer

So I noticed when I stepped into Bernard Jacobson‘s booth at the #armoryshow to see the gem below that Jon Yau called William the greatest living painter of his generation. That’s high praise indeed considering he’s a contemporary of David Hokney, Howard Hodgkin and Richard Hamilton.



Leo Valledor and Zin Helena Song

Hyperallergic caught my eye with Leo’s work. The story of the Park Place Group is another wrinkle in the “primacy” of post-war New York… While some might think of Stella‘s (or Tony‘s) work, I’m more curious about how artists like Zin are taking this idiom forward.



Jesus Rafael Soto

Jesus was the source (#rip) for a couple of the gems in the stellar #SurModerno at #MOMA. Mad snaps to the museum for focusing on the breadth of Modernism (I too have a love of Concretist artists like Lygia and Virginia)- it makes the import of the aesthetic response to the epoch more rich. Amazing work in this show of which I’ll share more.


Yayoi Kusama

is at the #Acklandmuseum. Many folks know her infinity chambers (her installation at #ncma in 2018 stole the show) but not her painting. Glad I got to see the one below at the #armoryshow since COVID19 might shut things down before I get over to UNCCH.

I also found this little piece about Donald Judd interesting, which starts off with a story about his reaction to her work.